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[audio]Lungfish and the 'Water-to-Land' Transition -- Groks Science Show 2012-02-08 - Charles Lee, Frank Ling
Why would a fish have lungs and breathe air? What can a live fish tell us about the evolution of tetrapods? Heather King joins us to discuss how lungfish walk, and what this strange fish can teach us about the 'water-to-land' transition.
Keywords: evolution; lungfish; groks; science
Downloads: 90
Have you ever wanted to use Star Trek's universal translator? Wouldn't it make communicating with people who speak other languages so much simpler? Or would it? In this episode, Nataly Kelly joins us to discuss her new book, "Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World."
Keywords: science; groks; translation; language
Downloads: 12
[audio]Smart Medicine -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Advances in information technology are revolutionizing the way medicine is practiced. Team-based and patient-centered models have begun to modernize medicine for both doctors and patients. On this program, William Hanson discussed Smart Medicine.
Keywords: science; medicine; groks
Downloads: 2,794
[audio]Missing Microbes -- Groks Science Show 2014-04-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Innovations in modern society have created several benefits to human health, but they may have also created changes to human development. On this episode, Dr. Martin Blaser discussed changes to the human microbiome.
Keywords: science; antibiotics; microbiome; groks
Downloads: 1,189
[audio]Internet Scams -- Groks Science Show 2011-08-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The advent of new technologies has opened up a new avenue for scam artists. How do we protect ourselves against scams online and in daily life? On this program, Fred Claridge discussed tips for avoiding internet scam artists.
Keywords: science; internet; scams; groks
Downloads: 2,574
[audio]Sobremesa? -- Groks Science Show 2012-10-17 - Forrest Gulden, Joanna Rowell, Charles Lee
Have you ever wanted to try Star Trek's universal translator? Wouldn't it make it easier to communicate with people who speak other languages? Or would it? On this episode, Nataly Kelly discusses her new book, "Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World."
Keywords: groks; science; language; translation
Downloads: 1,915
[audio]Psychopathic Wisdom -- Groks Science Show 2012-10-31 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Psychopaths often conjure images of characters like Hannibal Lecter, cool and charismatic, yet violently brutal. But, are there traits of psychopaths that could be beneficial to everyone in daily life? On this episode, Dr. Kevin Dutton discussed the wisdom of psychopaths.
Keywords: science; psychology; psychopathy; groks
Downloads: 2,235
[audio]Sustainable Business -- Groks Science Show 2009-05-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Is it possible for corporate and societal interests to coincide in the modern business world? On this program, Andrew Savitz discussed this intersection and the triple bottom line.
Keywords: science; environment; business; groks
Downloads: 4,727
[audio]ADHD Therapy -- Groks Science Show 2010-12-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a commonly diagnosed in young children. However, alternatives exist to the common treatments. On this program, Nancy O'Dell and Patricia Cook discussed stopping ADHD.
Keywords: science; ADD; ADHD; groks
Downloads: 3,172
[audio]Cancer Nutrition -- Groks Science Show 2010-09-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Cancer is a formidable disease, but overcoming it is aided by proper nutrition during therapy. On this program, Jodi Buckman Weinstein discussed proper nutrition during cancer therapy.
Keywords: science; cancer; nutrition; groks
Downloads: 3,284
[audio]Vonnegut -- Groks Science Show 2011-11-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The literary world would be a much poorer place without the works of Kurt Vonnegut, but few know about the life story of the author himself. On this program, Charles J. Shields discussed the life and times of Kurt Vonnegut.
Keywords: science; vonnegut; groks
Downloads: 2,620
[audio]Holy War -- Groks Science Show 2011-10-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The expedition of Vasco Da Gama are often overshadowed by that of Columbus. But, these voyages perhaps more than those of Columbus changed the course of history. On this program, Nigel Cliff discussed how Vasco Da Gama turned the tide in a centuries-old clash of civilizations.
Keywords: science; expedition; history; groks
Downloads: 2,759
[audio]Gamification -- Groks Science Show 2011-11-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
What makes some applications more useable and enjoyable than others? Gamification is a method for improving the rewarding aspects of any application and changing behavior. On this program, Gabe Zichermann discussed gamification by design.
Keywords: science; technology; gamification; groks
Downloads: 2,795
[audio]Essential Engineering -- Groks Science Show 2010-03-31 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Engineering is often regarded as the practical implementation of scientific theories. On this program, Prof. Henry Petroski discussed the essential engineer.
Keywords: science; technology; engineering; groks
Downloads: 3,871
[audio]Scientific Philosophy -- Groks Science Show 2012-10-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
What can science tell us about the weighty philosophical questions in life? Can science and philosophy be combined? On this program, Prof. Massimo Pigliucci discusses the combination of science and philosophy.
Keywords: science; philosophy; morality; groks
Downloads: 2,225
[audio]Forgiveness -- Groks Science Show 2012-01-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Forgiving is a difficult task, even for the most resolute individual. How can we cultivate a sense of forgiveness? On this program, Mary Hayes Grieco discussed forgiveness.
Keywords: science; forgiveness; psychology; groks
Downloads: 2,442
[audio]Cannabis Brain -- Groks Science Show 2014-04-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Does marijuana use affect the brain? What is the scientific evidence? On this episode, Dr. Anne Speckhard discussed marijuana use and the brain.
Keywords: science; marijuana; brain; groks
Downloads: 1,292
[audio]Technologists -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although technology rules modern life, the establishment of modern centers for technological education was not met without resistance. On this program, Matthew Pearl discussed the technologists.
Keywords: science; technology; education; groks
Downloads: 2,246
[audio]Colliding Worlds -- Groks Science Show 2014-06-25 - Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
Science and art may seem like widely divergent fields of human endeavor, but advances in science are now influencing contemporary art. On this program, Arthur I. Miller discussed the colliding worlds of science and art.
Keywords: art; science; technology; groks
Downloads: 908
[audio]Kivalina Climate Change -- Groks Science Show 2013-10-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Climate change often seems massive, yet remote. However, the impacts are being felt around the globe. On this program, Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker discussed the impact of climate change.
Keywords: science; climate change; groks
Downloads: 1,082
[audio]Health Care Data -- Groks Science Show 2014-07-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Health care data is increasingly vulnerable to hackers.  On this episode, Paul Oster discussed protecting health care data.
Keywords: science; health; data; groks
Downloads: 575
[audio]Millenialism -- Groks Science Show 2012-05-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
A wide variety of apocalyptic prophecies and movements have occurred throughout history. But, what accounts for their continued emergence? On this program, Prof. Richard Landes discussed the history of millenial movements.
Keywords: science; millenialism; apocalypse; groks
Downloads: 2,172
[audio]Tenth Anniversary -- Groks Science Show 2011-02-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The Groks Science Show turns ten years old this week. On this program, we look back at ten years of the Groks Science Show.
Keywords: science; technology; groks
Downloads: 2,621
[audio]Medical Caveats -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although medical care is ideally practicied in a fault free environment, avoiding mistakes can often be aided by vigilant patient awareness. On this program, Gregg Stebben discussed tips for avoiding medical mistakes.
Keywords: science; medicine; technology; groks
Downloads: 2,775
[audio]Sea Change -- Groks Science Show 2014-03-19 - Tom Stewart
The ocean is changing rapidly. Sophie McCoy explains her research on how these changes are affecting the marine ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest
Keywords: science; oceanography; groks
Downloads: 1,116
[audio]Ecotwaza -- Groks Science Show 2010-02-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Our consumer driven economies are imposing an enormous burden on the environment. Can traditional Japanese practices help us live more sustainably and comfortably? Reina Otsuka and Nanao Sonobe joins us to talk about Ecotwaza.
Keywords: science; environment; japan; groks
Downloads: 3,380 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Best Science Writing 2010 -- Groks Science Show 2010-10-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The broad and complex world of science is distilled by adept science writers who capture and lead the imagination. On this program, Jesse Cohen discussed the best American science writing in 2010.
Keywords: science; writing; technology; groks
Downloads: 3,202
[audio]Everything Pill -- Groks Science Show 2013-11-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The range of mental conditions is part of daily life, but at what point do downturns become pathological? On this program, Dr. Steven Walker discussed weighing therapy and pharmaceutical treatments for mental conditions.
Keywords: science; psychology; groks
Downloads: 1,268
[audio]Peacekeeping Economy -- Groks Science Show 2011-12-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although military might is often viewed as the primary method for national security, forging economic relationships may be more beneficial in the long run. On this program, Prof. Lloyd J. Dumas discussed the peacekeeping economy.
Keywords: science; technology; economics; groks
Downloads: 2,397
[audio]Technological Sport -- Groks Science Show 2011-10-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Technology has changed all aspects of our lives, but perhaps underappreciated is the effect technological advances have on sports. On this program, John Greenburg discussed how technology is changing sport.
Keywords: science; technology; sports; groks
Downloads: 2,583
[audio]Fearless -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although change is often desired, it is not usually achieved without trepidation. On this program, Dr. Jonathan Alpert discussed being fearless.
Keywords: science; technology; psychology; groks
Downloads: 2,240
[audio]Character Flux -- Groks Science Show 2011-07-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although we often view our moral character as being immutable, behavioral research has begun to demonstrate the intense flexibility of our moral character. On this program, David DeSteno discussed the biology of character.
Keywords: science; biology; psychology; groks
Downloads: 3,184
[audio]Universe Ticket -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The universe is a very large place and it often helps to have a guide. On this episode, Megan Watzke discussed a guide to the cosmos.
Keywords: science; cosmology; astronomy; groks
Downloads: 1,852
[audio]Crowded Planet -- Groks Science Show 2014-07-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Overpopulation affects not only humans but also wildlife.  On this episode, Stephanie Feldstein discussed the crowded planet.
Keywords: science; overpopulation; wildlife; groks
Downloads: 148
[audio]Countdown -- Groks Science Show 2013-11-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The population of the world continues to grow, but can the earth sustain it? On this program, Alan Weisman discussed sustainable population growth.
Keywords: science; population growth; groks
Downloads: 1,252
[audio]The Science of Mind -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-21 - Dr. Charles Lee, Forrest Gulden, Joanna Rowell
We all know a lot about psychology, but it turns out that what we know is mostly wrong. Dr. John Cacioppo joins us this week to discuss how to teach difficult psychological concepts in an engaging way to first year psychology students.
Keywords: groks; science; psychology; cacioppo
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[audio]Geek Cooking -- Groks Science Show 2010-11-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Science and cooking are intertwined. How can science be applied to create magnificent cuisine? On this program, Jeff Potter discussed cooking for geeks.
Keywords: science; cooking; geeks; groks
Downloads: 3,329
[audio]Mathematical Universe -- Groks Science Show 2014-01-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
What is the nature of reality? And, how can math provide the answers? On this program, Prof. Max Tegmark discussed the ultimate nature of reality.
Keywords: science; physics; math; groks
Downloads: 1,361
[audio]Evolution of the Eye - Sammy Thomas
The wide array of eye designs in the animal kingdom reflects the critical role that sight plays in the well-being of an animal. Today, ophthamologist  Dr. Ivan Schwab tells us the story of eye evolution, beginning with the first photoreceptive compounds and taking us through some of the most interesting and strange eyes known. We'll also learn a bit about our own eyes, how they work, and how we compare to other animals. 
Keywords: Ivan Schwab; eyes; evolution; groks; Groks science show
Downloads: 5
Groks Science Radio Show Episode 505, an interview with Paul Root Wolpe about mind reading. Interview was conducted November 21st, 2011 and published November 30th, 2011.
Keywords: Groks; Groks Science Radio Show; Paul Root Wolpe; mind reading
Downloads: 21
[audio]Brain plasticity – Groks Science Show 2013-10-16 - Chenan Zhang
Our prior belief of the brain as a static and unchanging organ is being replaced by a new understanding of the versatility of the brain throughout life. Brain plasticity, which involves changes occurring in our brain that allow us to learn and function in response to new experiences, happens not only early in life but also in adulthood, as well as in response to traumatic brain injury. Dr. Michael Merzenich, professor emeritus of neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco, joins...
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; Brain plasticity; Michael Merzenich; Cognition
Downloads: 1,549
[audio]Neutrino Hunters- Groks Science Show 2014-02-12
Trillions of subatomic particles called neutrinos are zipping through our bodies every second of every day. If that gave you goosebumps, don't worry because they're very shy and rarely interact with other matter- a property that makes them difficult to detect. Astrophysicist Dr. Ray Jayawardhana joins us today to discuss the hunt for neutrinos, the elusive elementary particle that brings news from distant stars and can help us understand the nature of antimatter...
Keywords: Groks; neutrinos; Jayawardhana; groks science show; particle physics
Downloads: 437
[audio]Evolution of the Eye -- Groks Science Show 2014-01-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The wide array of eye designs in the animal kingdom reflects the critical role that sight plays in the well-being of an animal. Today, ophthamologist  Dr. Ivan Schwab tells us the story of eye evolution, beginning with the first photoreceptive compounds and taking us through some of the most interesting and strange eyes known. We'll also learn a bit about our own eyes, how they work, and how we compare to other animals. 
Keywords: Groks; Groks Science Show; eye; evolution; Ivan Schwab
Downloads: 1,303
[audio]The Extreme Life of the Sea -- Groks Science Show 2014-04-16 - Chenan Zhang
Dr. Palumbi talks about his book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, on the fastest, oldest, and smallest creatures that live in the coldest, hottest, and deepest parts of the ocean.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; Stephen Palumbi; Marine Biology; Marine Adaptations
Downloads: 976
[audio]Precision Medicine - Groks Science Show 2014-07-02 - Chenan Zhang
How much can our own genetics determine the diagnosis of our illness or determine the course of treatment? The Chicago chapter of the Women In Bio organization recently hosted a panel discussion on the topic of precision medicine strategies—what it is, how it came about, the challenges we face, and what the future holds. We attended the event, and spoke with organizers, attendees, and panelists about precision medicine, and women’s role in this rapidly developing field.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; precision medicine; Women in Bio
Downloads: 826
[audio]BRAIN Initiative -- Groks Science Show 2014-1-1 - Steve Briscoe
In April 2013, the Obama administration unveiled an ambitious plan to better understand the human brain and the causes of its dysfunction. They called it the BRAIN initiative. How can scientists rise to this momentous challenge? What can we reasonably expect in the next few years? Our guest, neuroscientist Partha Mitra, offers background and insight.
Keywords: Brain initiative; Groks; Partha Mitra
Downloads: 5
[audio]Environmental Biodiversity -- Groks Science Show 2011-04-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The changes to the environment caused by global warming have complex effects on the ecosystems of the earth. On this program, Richard Pearson discussed the effects of climate change on biodiversity.
Keywords: science; environment; biodiversity; extinction; groks
Downloads: 2,685
[audio]Bees -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Bees are remarkable creatures that serve an important role in agriculture. Yet, their numbers are dwindling due to disease and the fewer number of bee keepers cultivating their use. On this program, Hannah Nordhaus discussed the plight of the agricultural bee.
Keywords: science; biology; agronomy; entymology; groks
Downloads: 2,938
[audio]Infinite Beginnings -- Groks Science Show 2011-09-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
How are explanations of the world developed and how do we sort good and bad explanations? Is there a limit to our knowledge of the world? On this program, Prof. David Deutsch discussed the beginning of infinity.
Keywords: science; philosophy; knowledge; infinity; groks
Downloads: 2,769
[audio]Absolutely Small -- Groks Science Show 2011-08-31 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Quantum mechanics may seem to be an intimidating topic, yet it is fundamental to understanding the everyday world. On this program, Prof. Michael Fayer discussed how quantum theory explains our everyday world.
Keywords: science; quantum mechanics; physics; groks
Downloads: 2,557
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